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RICHMOND, Va. (KISS) 2nd annual Coaches Cook-Off, Benefiting The Positive Vibe Cafe, featuring VCU’s Shaka Smart and UR’s Chris Mooney,   Thursday, April 17, 6pm at The Science Museum. Single tickets $100, 2 tickets $150, visit http://www.positivevibecafe.com/ or call 804-560-9622.

Easter on Parade, Sunday, April 20, 1- 5pm on the blocks between Allen and Davis Avenues, a parade of Richmonders, the highlight is the Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases from 3 – 4pm on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue, special performances by the cast of Shrek at 2pm at Davis Monument Performance Area, for more details visit http://www.venturerichmond.com/.

Jazz Inside Out Fundraiser, benefits Scholarship & Emergency Aid  Friday, May 30th at The Westin Hotel & Courtyard. Featuring J. Tucker & The Krewe Band, G7 Jazz, Hors d’oeuvers & cash bar, silent auction, advance ticket sales only, tickets $40 & deadline to purchase is May 20. Emcee CBS 6 Antoinette Essa. Order tickets at http://www.vahigheredfund.com/events.

22nd Annual Capital Jazz Fest, June 6 – 8 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland. Features Rick Braun, Michael Franks, Dianne Reeves, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau & Stanley Clarke, John Legend, Rachelle Ferrell, Keiko Matsui and many more, details http://www.capitaljazz.com/fest/.

James River Valley Chapter, The Link, Inc. presents Place Matters: Health Disparities in our Community, featuring Virginia Union, Yale & Johns Hopkins Graduate, Shanta M. Whitaker, PHD, MPH, Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc., Disparities National Coordinating Center, Saturday, April 26, 10am – 12pm at VUU, Panther Grill, 2nd floor Henderson Center, 1500 North Lombardy Street, doors open at 9:30am. A complimentary healthy continental breakfast will be served, RSVP by April 23 to 804-505-0574 or linksrsvp@gmail.com. For details visit htpp://www.jamesrivervalleylinksinc.org/.

Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Mother’s Day Weekend May 10 & 11, 20 Hot Air Balloons, Virginia Food, Wine, Craft Beer, Live music and a Kids area, for details visit http://www.midatlanticballoonfestival.com/.